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Vuitton's diamond as big as a tennis ball steals the show in Paris

Vuitton's diamond as big as a tennis ball steals the show in Paris

Louis Vuitton made a splash as it showcased its latest purchase on Tuesday: the world's second-biggest rough diamond.
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Puig names new president at Dries Van Noten

Puig names new president at Dries Van Noten

In the first business development since it was acquired by Puig in 2018, Dries Van Noten has appointed Matteo de Rosa as president. The former Ports 1961 managing director will join on 1 February.
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Jacket Required changes get 'upbeat' response

Jacket Required changes get 'upbeat' response

Exhibitors and visitors to Jacket Required’s latest show this week welcomed the new curated layout and increased focus on premium and sustainable collections, the trade fair said.
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Chinese New Year will boost UK shopping but growth is slowing says Global Blue

Chinese New Year will boost UK shopping but growth is slowing says Global Blue

Chinese New Year remains a key shopping event for visitors to the UK but it’s seeing rivals to its status as the biggest spending period for Chinese ‘globe shoppers’.
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West End expects £17m boost from Chinese New Year shoppers

West End expects £17m boost from Chinese New Year shoppers

Coronavirus may be causing some uncertainty around the Lunar New Year shopping event for Chinese travellers, but London’s West End is still expecting high spending from tourists.
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U.S. to unveil crackdown on counterfeit, pirated e-commerce goods

U.S. to unveil crackdown on counterfeit, pirated e-commerce goods

The Trump administration plans to unveil efforts on Friday to crack down on counterfeit goods sold on major e-commerce sites and urge companies to do more to vet third-party sellers and increase self-policing efforts.
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Louis Vuitton to open largest store in Japan this February with attached restaurant

Louis Vuitton to open largest store in Japan this February with attached restaurant

LVMH brand Louis Vuitton will open its largest flagship store in Japan in Osaka’s Shinsaibashi on February 1 and will open its first café and restaurant inside the flagship store on February 15.  
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2nd Street opens 4th US location

2nd Street opens 4th US location

The second-hand clothing chain owned by Japan’s GEO Holdings announced on Thursday that it is opening its fourth U.S. location in Torrance, California.
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Franck Sorbier astounds with a breathtaking equestrian show

Franck Sorbier astounds with a breathtaking equestrian show

The couturier orchestrated an intense show at Paris Haute Couture Week, where a collection full of emotion, poetry and rhythm, was joined on the runway by two horses ridden by Clémence Faivre and her son Marco Luraschi. 
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Paris couture: somber, spiritual and classical

Paris couture: somber, spiritual and classical

They say fashion is a reflection of our times, and at a somber moment in the world – from Australian forest fires to conflict in the Middle East – this was the most reined-in Haute Couture season in Paris in many years.
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Juana Martín celebrates the courtyards of Córdoba and her gitano roots

Juana Martín celebrates the courtyards of Córdoba and her gitano roots

The designer from Córdoba paid homage to her roots and her hometown with a contemporary flamenco-inspired runway show featuring flowers, polka dots, frills and a dance from Rossy de Palma herself. 
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Frasers to open luxury department store at Meadowhall

Frasers to open luxury department store at Meadowhall

When retail mogul Mike Ashley added House of Fraser to his portfolio in 2018, he spoke about converting the chain into the “Harrods of the high street”. And two years later, his vision is starting to take shape.
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Jigsaw to open new concept store in Shop at Bluebird's ex-home

Jigsaw to open new concept store in Shop at Bluebird's ex-home

A major landlord in London’s Covent Garden has announced a number of new openings in the area with one of the most interesting being a forthcoming flagship/concept store from Jigsaw.
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Anya Hindmarch regains partial control of accessories brand

Anya Hindmarch regains partial control of accessories brand

English designer Anya Hindmarch has quietly regained joint ownership of her namesake fashion business, after retaking the chief executive position to lead a turnaround.
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Accessories
Aspinal of London explores options amid sale talks

Aspinal of London explores options amid sale talks

Aspinal of London has hired financial advisers from KPMG to explore its strategic options if an attempt to sell the business fails to find a suitable buyer.
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Accessories
Valentino goes on a diet at Paris Couture

Valentino goes on a diet at Paris Couture

Valentino couture this season went on a diet, losing metres off the silhouette (not kilos off the figure). After being behind a wave of volume in Europe for several seasons, Pierpaolo Piccioli slimmed down his cut.
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